TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Explore a hostile alien landscape, or design with creative freedom. The choice is yours.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our goal is to involve our community as much as possible in the evolution of the game, and we think the best way to achieve that is to get the game in the hands of players at an early stage. We strive to maintain a good quality of experience throughout the Early Access phase, while we build new gameplay and expand the library of building blocks. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will only bring the game out of Early Access when we feel it has reached the right level of quality and completeness. We intend TerraTech to be a living product, so even after Early Access, the game will continue to evolve and grow as long as we are able to support it!

Our current plan is to be 1.0 feature-complete by the end of 2017, with a formal release planned for early 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We are aiming for the following key additions:

  • Synchronous multiplayer modes
  • Expanded single-player mission system
  • New corporations
  • More blocks for existing corporations
  • New in-game challenges
  • Game controller support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The following is a list of the key content in the Early Access version:

  • Drag-and-drop building with over 100 unique blocks, items and equipment
  • Procedurally generated environments with multiple biomes
  • Ability to scavenge resources from the environment
  • Ability to build land vehicles, fixed turrets, hovercrafts, rockets and aeroplanes
  • Three distinct corporations with their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Modular refining/crafting system using special production blocks
  • Scripted missions and encounters with AI enemies
  • Control multiple vehicles using AI
  • Asynchronous multiplayer features, using AI-controlled shared vehicle designs
  • Separate challenge modes; 2 Gauntlet courses and the Sumo Showdown
  • Share vehicle designs with other users via Twitter
  • User profiles

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We will review the price as development progresses.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“In order to realise TerraTech’s full potential, we want to involve our community as early and as often as possible. We do this in two ways:

The game continues to evolve with regular updates to our R&D branch, where our core community help review and feedback on new features. This branch is updated with both regular and sometimes more experimental updates. This is the level at which our most dedicated early adopters like to get involved. This branch is accessible via an add-on pack, which can be purchased together with the main game, or as a separate DLC.

For those wanting a more consistent experience, our stable branch offers just that. We aim to update this branch every 2 to 4 weeks, and it consists of any revisions and updates we’ve made during R&D updates that are deemed ready for the main version of the game.

This dual-approach to Early Access development allows us to provide differing levels of contributions from players who are looking for different degrees of involvement. Regardless of how you play or contribute however, we intend to maintain a high quality experience throughout the Early Access phase.

As we move through development and towards a formal release, we will be introducing new features, expanding the item inventory and adding new game modes. We invite the community to follow our progress in detail and share their thoughts and suggestions on the progress of the game.”
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March 14

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.9.2

Find out how to switch from the TerraTech main branch to the TT_Unstable Beta branch here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
When switching TerraTech from the default branch or TT_Unstable_MP to TT_Unstable, game save files and Tech snapshots are moved to the following new locations:
Windows: My Documents/My Games/TerraTech/
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/TerraTech/
Linux: ~/.local/share/TerraTech/

Game Balancing Tweaks:
  • Restored regular block explosion timeout. Only apply instant fuse to cab blocks.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed issue that caused characters from languages that do not use the Latin alphabet to be missing in various parts of the game.

Known Major Issues:
  • The block outline effect incorrectly appears on blocks when going from campaign to other game modes.
  • Switching between game modes may cause the Tech targeting to stop working correctly.
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
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March 9

Early Access Release Notes - Version 0.7.9.1

Find out how to switch from the TerraTech main branch to the TT_Unstable Beta branch here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
When switching TerraTech from the default branch or TT_Unstable_MP to TT_Unstable, game save files and Tech snapshots are moved to the following new locations:
Windows: My Documents/My Games/TerraTech/
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/TerraTech/
Linux: ~/.local/share/TerraTech/

New Multiplayer mode:
  • Play Deathmatch with up to 16 players
  • All vs All or Team vs Team
  • Search and view all available games
  • Join games that are in progress

New Blocks:
  • GSO Gigaton Cannon
  • GSO Big Bertha Cannon
  • GeoCorp Powerlifter Hover
  • GeoCorp Excavator
  • GeoCorp Gimbal Mounted Plasma Cutter
  • Venture Filter
  • Venture Dropper
  • Venture Ripsaw Track
  • Venture Lance Laser Turret
  • Venture Hurricane Track
  • Venture NEEDLE Laser
  • Venture Crossfire Rifle
  • Venture Rapid Cannon
  • Venture Roundabout Mortar
  • Venture 360 Shotgun
  • Venture Cluster Missile Launcher
  • Hawkeye Zeus Laser Cannon
  • Hawkeye Mk3 Battleship Cannon
  • Hawkeye Ion Battery
  • Hawkeye DFA Mortar
  • Hawkeye Monster Mortar
  • Hawkeye Warhorse Wheel
  • Hawkeye Big Daddy Wheel
  • Hawkeye Small Armour Plate
  • Hawkeye Medium Armour Plate
  • Hawkeye Large Armour Plate
  • Hawkeye Notch Armour Plate
  • Hawkeye Axis Shotgun

    R&D Test Chamber
  • EXP AA Repulsor Cannon
  • EXP Plasma Flamethrower
  • EXP Flying Fortress Hover Plate

Game Balancing Tweaks:
  • Removed the fuse time where Cabs will flash before exploding. Cabs and AI Modules will now explode without any delay when they reach 0 health.
  • Increased Tech rotation speed in build mode when A or D keys are held.
  • Reduced the rotation options for the Hawkeye Tread and Garrison wheels. They can now only be attached in an upright rotation because they were a pain to attach without scrolling through lots of sideways and inverted options.
  • Decreased the blast radius of the GSO Megaton Cannon.
  • Added all Corporation Fabricators to the list of Blocks that will always be available to purchase from Trading Stations.
  • Reduced the filled space on the Hawkeye Auto Cannon, but also restricted it’s lateral rotation range. Increased the vertical rotation range to include a slight downward angle.
  • Updated the Damage Multiplier Table:

  • Increased the Damage dealt by all Machine Gun / Bullet based weapons.
  • Reduced the Health of the GSO Cab Armour Plate from 550HP down to 500HP.
  • Reduced the Health of the GeoCorp Jaws Wheel from 2640HP down to 1980HP.
  • Increased the Health of the Venture Radar from 140HP up to 200HP.
  • Increased the Health of the Hawkeye Radar from 200HP up to 300HP.
  • Reduced the weight of the GSO Repair Bubble from 3 to 2.
  • Reduced the weight of the GSO Shield Bubble from 3 to 2.
  • Reduced the weight of the GSO Solar Generator from 2 to 1.5.
  • Increased the capacity of the Venture Battery to match the GSO Battery.
  • Increased the health of the GSO Battery from 200HP to 250HP
  • Fixed Recipe errors for Hawkeye Zeus Laser, GSO Medium Armour Plate, GSO Large Armour Plate, GeoCorp Small Shock Plating, GeoCorp Large Shock Plating, GeoCorp Jaws Wheel.
  • Reduced the Force of the Venture Hover Plate.
  • Reduced the rotation options for the GSO Hub Wheel and the Venture Dune Wheels to only allow upright rotation options.
  • Reduced the health of all GeoCorp Blocks by 10%.
  • Added Monuments to the R&D Test Chamber (R&D Pack owners only).
  • Reduced the price of the Venture Hail Fire Rifle to BB522, the new recipe is: Fibron x 2, Titania x 2, Fibre Plating x 2
  • Increased damage of the GSO, Hawkeye and Venture Fixed Shotguns.
  • Renamed the Hawkeye Shotgun to Hawkeye Bayonet Shotgun.
  • Updated Projectiles for all Cannon, Mortar and Missile weapons to help them hit their targets more reliably.
  • Increased the damage of the Hawkeye Zeus Laser.
  • Increased the kickback of the Hawkeye Battleship Cannon and increased its ability to aim laterally (only slightly).
  • Reduced the ranges of the more powerful Cannon weapons.

Known Major Issues:
  • Some Simplified Chinese characters are not being displayed.
  • Russian text is not being displayed correctly in various places of the game.
  • Switching between game modes may cause the Tech targeting to stop working correctly.
  • Multiple resources travelling close to each other along Conveyors may generate bottlenecks and clog bases up, especially around Refineries and Filters.
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“TerraTech is digital Lego Technic with guns”
Kotaku

“Absolutely brilliant ... It's The Incredible Machine does Robot Wars”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

TerraTech is an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. Explore a hostile alien landscape, or design with creative freedom. The choice is yours.

Start your career as an Intergalactic miner on a randomly generated infinite world in search of profit and glory in Campaign, sit back and build to your hearts content in Creative mode or pit your Techs against the clock and dare to run the Gauntlet Challenge. There are many game modes available in TerraTech to stretch your Tech building imagination to the limits!

Story

In the distant future, Earth's natural resources have been depleted, and as a resource-gathering prospector it's your job to travel to alien planets and scour them for valuable materials. But you are not alone! Rival prospectors litter the landscapes of these new worlds, and will fight to protect what’s theirs, and invade to take what’s yours. To make your mark, you will need to be cunning and creative.

Using the building blocks, guns, wheels, and wings from several Mining Corporations, you can build varied Techs to suit every purpose. Be it powerful armoured combat vehicles, unstoppable resource gathering machines, sprawling resource processing bases or a hybrid of all three - creativity is your key to exo-planetary success.

The worlds in TerraTech are procedurally generated and infinite, so there are always new lands to discover and more resources to find. Treacherous mountain ranges, luscious grasslands and huge deserts are among the biomes you will encounter. More will be added as development progresses.

The intergalactic mining industry is a profitable one, but you are not the only miner in search for new worlds to exploit. Defending yourself from rival miners will take time, resources and skill, with success leading to new territory and new lands. All equipable blocks and items can be damaged or destroyed, so ensuring you are sufficiently armed and ready for battle is a key element of both survival and prosperity in TerraTech. Get out there and show them who’s boss!

By gathering and processing natural resources, players are able to construct storage, refining and construction bases in order to craft new blocks in the game. Like the look of that Venture Hail Fire Rifle that just tore your vehicle apart? Go prospecting for the needed resources, and craft a couple for yourself in the shiny new Venture fabricator which you just aquired, by beating their time trial challenge in the nearby mountains.

All exo-planetary miners buy parts from the established Mining Corporations, which each have their own specific brand of mining technology. Get the job done with GSO, zoom around with high-performance recon specialists Venture, strip-mine to the max with the heavy-duty GeoCorp or act with miltary efficiency utilizing the stealth focussed Hawkeye. New Corporations we’re aiming to add to the game include deranged experimental scientists Reticule Research, technological superiority giants Better Future and the hive-mind AI swarms of LEGION. Completing missions and discovering blocks for each Corp will improve your standing with them, and gain access to the more sought-after components in their arsenal.



This is an Early Access game, with everything that implies. Please check the System Requirements to ensure your PC is compatible.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Three-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Three-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Snow Leopard 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7600 @ 2.33GHz or AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 520M or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Three-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Snow Leopard 64-bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Three-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04 or higher
    • Processor: 2.33Ghz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 Compatible GPU with 1GB Video RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Three-button mouse strongly recommended. Spec may be subject to revisions during Early Access.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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